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County Treasurer-Tax Collector Announces Penalty Waivers After April 10

County Treasurer-Tax Collector Announces Penalty Waivers After April 10

Steven Hintz, Ventura County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, announced today that beginning April 11, 2020 he will accept taxpayer applications for waiver of late-payment penalties and fees for the second installment of the 2019-2020 secured property tax billings. If the applications are granted, the new payment due date will be August 31, 2020. There is no additional […]

Ventura County Tax Collector can’t extend Property Tax Deadline

Ventura County Tax Collector can’t extend Property Tax Deadline

SECURED PROPERTY TAX DEADLINES AND TAX COLLECTOR UPDATES FOR COVID-19 SECURED TAXES ARE DELINQUENT AFTER APRIL 10,     2020: Steven Hintz, Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector, announced that April 10th deadline for Secured property tax bills is still in effect. The 2nd installment of the 2019/20 Annual Secured property tax bill is due as of February 1st and […]

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

The “Proposition 13” on the March 3, 2020, ballot is a $15 billion school construction bond, but it would cost taxpayers far more than $15 billion. That’s why the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is opposed to this Proposition 13. This measure would increase the state’s debt and interest costs, raise the caps on local school district borrowing […]

Property Tax Postponement Deadline Fast Approaching

Property Tax Postponement Deadline Fast Approaching

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today reminded California homeowners the deadline to apply for California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program for the 2019-20 tax year is February 10.  “If you think property tax postponement could be helpful to you or a loved one, I encourage you to act now,” said Controller Yee, the state’s chief […]

Split-Roll Proponents Change Their Initiative Again

Split-Roll Proponents Change Their Initiative Again

Proponents of the split-roll initiative amended the measure September 17 to make several changes while maintaining the main provisions that would require annual market-value reassessments of business and commercial property. The amendments appear to be in response to a September 10 letter from the California Assessors’ Association (CAA) that criticized many provisions of the initiative, […]

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the Joint Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to hold an “informational hearing” that could trigger a hike in water rates and property taxes without even a vote.  The proposed WaterFix, now estimated to cost over $19 billion, is a plan to construct giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The […]

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced that applications for property tax deferment for the 2018-19 tax year are now available.  California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, administered by Controller Yee, allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet income, equity, and other requirements to postpone payment of property […]

June 2018 Ventura County School Bonds, The Untold Story

June 2018 Ventura County School Bonds, The Untold Story

    By Deborah Baber Savalla School Bonds, An Introduction Everybody pays for school bonds even if a person does not have children in the public school system. Whether or not you cast a ballot or vote for or against a school bond tax and whether you own property or not, you pay for school […]

The Shock of Proposition 13

The Shock of Proposition 13

    By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views,  Proposition 13 of 1978 lowered property taxes for millions of Californians.  The impact of Proposition 13 reverberated forcefully around the United States.  Suddenly, residents of other states wanted property-tax reductions.  The California vote took place 40 years ago on June 6, 1978.  Proposition 13 passed […]

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced that applications for property tax deferment for the current tax year are now available.  California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, administered by Controller Yee, allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet income, equity, and other requirements to postpone payment of property […]

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